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Native American Day at Highlands

photo of Native american drummer

Margaret McKinney/Highlands University

Jess Mermejo, left, an elder in the Picuris Pueblo, performs a social drum dance during Native American Day at Highlands University April 7. Julia Geffroy, right, is Mermejo’s niece and also the coordinator for the Native American Center at Highlands. The center organized the slate of activities for Native American Day. The Picuris Pueblo is a member of the Eight Northern Pueblos of New Mexico. Geffroy is also a member of the Picuris Pueblo.